NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was a harrowing scene at a McDonald’s in Queens after a man walked into the restaurant with a knife sticking out of his back.
The incident occurred around 10 a.m. Tuesday at the McDonald’s on Sutphin Boulevard and 91st Street in Jamaica.
The victim was stabbed in the back, but managed to walk down the block and into the restaurant, witnesses said.
“I heard everybody screaming and it was a lot of commotion,” witness Tromaine Yancey told CBS 2’s Don Champion. “The guy came and he was standing there with a knife in his back and it was a kitchen knife.”
Investigators said minutes earlier, witnesses saw several men fighting on the street corner.
“He was on the phone, I’m pretty sure he was on the phone talking to somebody in his family or a loved one or something, he was talking to them and telling them it might be the last time he’s speaking to them,” Yancey said.
Another witness who works in a nearby food truck told 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten the incident stemmed from a fight that happened on Monday.
“They came and stabbed him. They had a fight yesterday,” he said.
Shocked customers ditched their food to help make sure the victim didn’t fall onto his back until emergency responders arrived.
The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital in serious condition, Champion reported.
Police are looking to speak with two men who they believe had been arguing with the victim before he stumbled into the McDonald’s with blood pouring out of his back.
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